Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
  • you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
  • they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
  • they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Staatsloterij Amsterdam,NL


REF                : MDF/BB971849/DY19
BATCH No   : JYT/187691/044
LUCKY No    : Z-71620-G07/B1

We are pleased to inform you that your e-mail address has won the
Staatsloterij (1,000,000.00 ) One Million Euros Lottery program held
on 6th November 2007,released today 8th November 2007.

The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of
21,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked
by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet,
no tickets were sold. After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail
emerged as one of Four winners in the category "A" You are therefore been
to claim the sum of (1,000,000.00)One Million Euros.

To file for your claims,you are to contact Mr Jonas Smith on and Tel/Fax numbers stated below with
the following information.

Full Name   :
Tel/Fax #   :
Ref,Batch and Lucky Numbers in the email received :
country origin :
Amount Won  :
Age         :
Occupation  :

Tel          : +31-619-703-474
Fax         : +31-847-445-425
Email     :

Yours Faithfully,

Ms Diana Hamrock
( Lottery co-ordinator international )
Web site :

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